Celebration of the Life of Jim Leek

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Jim Leek worked for JOY 1250 AM from 1995-2015

Celebration of the Life of Jim Leek

Jim Leek was the Morning Host and Music Director at JOY 1250 AM radio from January 1995 to January 2015. He broadcast the "The Breakfast Show" with Jim Leek weekdays from 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. JOY 1250 AM is a Canadian radio station with call letters CJYE. Learn more about JOY 1250 AM from this video.

Please read the tributes to Jim Leek here.

Friends, jazz lovers, music ministry, publishing ministry and radio ministry pioneers gathered to celebrate the life of Jim Leek on Saturday February 21, 2015 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at World Vision Canada 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario. Details for the event and tributes were posted on Facebook here.

Michelle Sim was the Master of Ceremonies for the Celebration of the Life of Jim Leek. In addition to tributes, stories about Jim Leek and worship music, the following Bible passages were also shared.


View the Tribute Brochure for service for the Celebration of the Life of Jim Leek.


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To add your tribute to this section, please contact David Spencer.

Music During the Celebration of the Life of Jim Leek

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Michelle Sim welcomes friends and family to the Celebration of the Life of Jim Leek. Photo by David Spencer.


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The worship team was comprised of Amoy Levy (vocals), Cathy Borges (vocals), Marlene O'Neill (vocals), Allan Froese (guitar & vocals), Ken Mitchell (keyboards), Drew Brown (bass guitar), Jody Cross (drums). Photo by Dale Boreland.



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Worship team members seen in this photo include from left to right: Drew Brown (bass guitar), Ken Mitchell (keyboards) Amoy Levy (vocals), Cathy Borges (vocals), Marlene O'Neill (vocals). Photo by David Spencer.



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Worship team members seen in this photo include from left to right: Jody Cross (drums), Amoy Levy (vocals), Cathy Borges (vocals), Marlene O'Neill (vocals and Allan Froese (guitar & vocals). Photo by Dale Boreland.



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Worship team members seen in this photo include from left to right: Drew Brown (bass guitar), Ken Mitchell (keyboards) and Allan Froese (guitar & vocals).Photo by Dale Boreland.



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Worship team member Jody Cross (drums).Photo by Dale Boreland.


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Worship team members seen in this photo include from left to right: Drew Brown (bass guitar), Ken Mitchell (keyboards), and Allan Froese (guitar & vocals), Amoy Levy (vocals), Cathy Borges (vocals) and Marlene O'Neill (vocals). Photo by Dale Boreland.



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Karim Green working the lights.Photo by Dale Boreland.



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Cathy Borges (vocals) taking the lead vocal. Photo by David Spencer.


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Marlene Elliott-ONeill praising the Lord through music. Photo by David Spencer.



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Volunteer working the sound. Photo by Dale Boreland.



Tributes During the Celebration of the Life of Jim Leek

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Eric Spath shared his friendship and memories of Jim Leek.



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Fazal Karim sharing.


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Fazal Karim shared his friendship and memories of Jim Leek.



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Hiram Joseph shared his friendship and memories of Jim Leek.



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Darren Griffith shared his friendship and memories of Jim Leek.



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Glenn Bleakney shared his friendship and memories of Jim Leek.


Displays During the Celebration of the Life of Jim Leek

Read Jim Leek's proposal to CJMR AM Radio to establish a Christian radio station in Oakville, Ontario circa 1991.

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A CJMR radio show promotion poster for Jim Leek.
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Photos, trophies and Jim Leek's Bible.
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Photos of Jim Leek from his acting in Theatre Sheridan at Sheridan College, rollerblades and poster of Margaret Becker.
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Jim Leek's blue Takamine guitar.
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Jim Leek demo CD of his voice, introductions and hosting a radio show.
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The JOY 1250 AM Radio web site listing for Jim Leek, prior to his death.
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To add your tribute to this section, please contact David Spencer.